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How Union County Got its Jail


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If a slave had not run away, Union County might have had to use a log cabin as a jail for a good many years longer. Due the brutal treatment of the runaway slave, his master was condemned to death, but a plea released him upon paying a fine of $3,000. This allowed the Union County jail to build a brick structure in 1847 in the town of Monroe.
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